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Leadership in Australia and Its Organizational Outcomes

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739

Article publication date: 1 April 1993



Current changes in Australian and world economic and social climates have implications for business leadership, particularly at the middle and senior management levels. Surveys business executives attending a well‐known Australian management college during 1991 and 1992 and provides an overview of how leadership responds to and interprets these changes. Identifies five main leadership attributes, namely: vision and creativity; setting and achieving objectives; confident decision making; team building; and charisma. Associates these attributes with 16 organizational outcomes such as: organization innovation, direction setting and motivated workforce, among others. The overall results indicate that further research is needed to examine the extent to which team building and charisma as leadership attributes interact with and predict organization outcomes. Also discusses the practical implications of the findings.



Sarros, J.C. and Woodman, D.S. (1993), "Leadership in Australia and Its Organizational Outcomes", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 3-9.




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